Mass Effect

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,194 ratings

Mass Effect Publisher's Summary

Every advanced society in the galaxy relies on the technology of the Protheans, an ancient species that vanished 50,000 years ago. After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars---the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community.

On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top secret military research station---smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post, and for what purpose? And where is Kahlee Sanders, the young scientist who mysteriously vanished from the base hours before her colleagues were slaughtered?

Sanders is now the prime suspect, but finding her creates more problems for Anderson than it solves. Partnered with a rogue alien agent he can't trust, and pursued by an assassin he can't escape, Anderson battles impossible odds on uncharted worlds to uncover a sinister conspiracy...one he won't live to tell about. Or so the enemy thinks.

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  • Book 1

    • Mass Effect

    • Revelation
    • By: Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,459
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,233
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254

    After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars---the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community. On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top secret military research station---smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post, and for what purpose?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enhances the enjoyment of the games substantially

    • By Some Dude on 09-01-11

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • Mass Effect

    • Ascension
    • By: Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 958
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810

    It's humankind versus a race of machines bent on harvesting organic life in this second official novel based on the BioWare video game.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A definite for ME fans!

    • By V. Allen on 02-16-10

    Regular price: $21.38

  • Book 3

    • Mass Effect: Retribution

    • By: Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 777
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654

    Humanity has reached the stars, joining the vast galactic community of alien species. But beyond the fringes of explored space lurk the Reapers, a race of sentient starships bent on "harvesting" the galaxy's organic species for their own dark purpose. The Illusive Man, leader of the pro-human black ops group Cerberus, is one of the few who know the truth about the Reapers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good sequel to a great series.

    • By David Florist on 01-06-15

    Regular price: $21.38